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Massive solar project could be coming to the former depot in Seneca County

A massive solar project could be coming to the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.

NextEra Energy Resources, based in Florida is looking to build an 80-megawatt facility on roughly 400 acres in Waterloo under its subsidiary, Trelina — is now proposing a 450-megawatt project on 2,000 acres in the former depot, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

A similar project has been proposed in Wayne County on 2,000 acres of land.

Officials say the formal permitting process will kick off on Monday. Through the process, company officials say 200 jobs will be created, and the facility will have a 30 year life.

“We think it’s got great potential for the county,” David Boxold, project manager for solar development said. “It’s going to create good jobs, millions of dollars in tax revenue and makes the depot property more valuable.”